When I asked my friend about this, she said that "she is an American now." I know it's not my right to butt into their parenting, but this breaks my heart. And her ability to speak both languages, I think, would be an asset and a gift.
Is there anything I can say to my friend that might make her rethink this?
), tell her to knock it off and make sure she’s using protection. Adopted girl: My good friend and her husband recently adopted a little girl from a Russian orphanage.
The girl was badly in need of medical care and surgery, which my friend provided for her. The problem is, my friend has a strange rule that bothers me: The girl is under no circumstances allowed to speak a word of Russian.
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For another, it frankly just creeps me out to see a child's face homing in on mine for a kiss while making full eye contact; I've taken to swerving and giving him a kiss on the cheek and a hug, or kissing my hand and putting it on his face in a silly way, but I can't do this forever.
A friend points out that this is an opportunity to start teaching about consent (When he's playing too roughly with his sister, my mantra is, "If everyone's not having a good time, you have to stop.") My concern is that now that my stepson feels comfortable and safe with me, how do I tell him that I don't want his "love”?
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